# Meade County, Kentucky

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**Meade County** is a

county located in the

U.S. State of

Kentucky. As of

2000, the population is 26,349. Its

county seat is

Brandenburg^{6}.

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 840

km² (324

mi²). 799 km² (309 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.85% water.

## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2} of

2000, there are 26,349 people, 9,470 households, and 7,396 families residing in the county. The

population density is 33/km² (85/mi²). There are 10,293 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.37%

White, 4.13%

Black or

African American, 0.59%

Native American, 0.53%

Asian, 0.13%

Pacific Islander, 0.83% from

other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population are

Hispanic or

Latino of any race.
There are 9,470 households out of which 42.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% are married couples living together, 9.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% are non-families. 18.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.15.
In the county the population is spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 32.70% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $36,966, and the median income for a family is $40,592. Males have a median income of $30,835 versus $22,038 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,000. 11.30% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.80% are under the age of 18 and 12.30% are 65 or older.

## Cities and towns

\n*Brandenburg\n*

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